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Reviewer:Dirk D. Anderson
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This densely packed Classic is the best treatment of the Animistic Nature oriented Religion of the Rig Veda I know of. I have read it numerous times and continue to do so. It is accessible to the general reader, albeit challenging.
Rig Veda is most important, as the other three Vedas are based upon it to one degree or another. In addition, it is representative of the beliefs held by the various Aryan tribes of the Eurasian Steppes to include the Ancient Iranians up to the times of Zoroaster's reforms and the Avesta. Vestiges of these beliefs go back to the Indo European era, 3500 B.C. or more.
Poetic imagery is so tantalizing one can almost taste it.
This book is still a valuable resource for Students and Researchers. The fact that it is a delight to study is frosting on the cake.
For me, this book was the gateway to a life long passion and persuit, which has come to include Sanskrit and Avestan.
This one is to be experienced, it is a delight.